Hey guys this is my new gaming/editing/streaming build. It's mostly for gaming but I may possibly do some streaming and video editing in the future. I wanted to sustain a good performance PC, while looking good and being somewhat silent.
CPU 4690K : I went with this CPU because I felt it's the best price to performance CPU on the market. I previously had a AMD 8320 in my old build and while it was a good CPU, I just wanted to try Intel out this time. I overclocked it to 4.1 GHz.
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212: While it keeps my CPU nice and cool, I found the instructions on installing it, quite pitiful. I had a rather hard time with the installation. But other than the poor instructions and installation process, its a great cooler for the low price.
Motherboard Gigabyte Z97X UD3H Black Edtion : I bought this motherboard for mostly looks on first glance, but the bios was very nice and easy to use. It was my first time overclocking and it was a breeze on this motherboard. I just wish it had a different placement for the fan headers.
Ram G.Skill Sniper 16GB : I just went with the cheapest 16GB set I could find, I bought it on sale for $110 so I went with it. I got 16GB for future video editing and streaming purposes.
Storage Curcial MX100 512GB SSD : I went with just one storage device this time around and decided to just get a big SSD instead of a smaller SSD + HDD combo. Coming from only using a HDD to the SSD is outstanding, loading windows and games are lightning fast!
Video Card Asus GTX 970 : I went with the 970 becuase of the price/performance. I know there was a debacle about the whole 3.5/4GB memory issue, but put that aside and it's still a great card. My only gripe is that mine has a coil whine in some games. If anyone can help, it'd be greatly appreciated. Also this thing is HUGE compared to my AMD 7850.
Case Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 : I wanted a simple but elegant case with a side window. It was either this or the R4/R5 but I decided to go with Arc Midi this time. The fans inside the case are excellent, they are barely audible. One con might be there wasnt enough room on the back side for cable management.
Power Supply Corsair RM750 : I went with this PSU due to the fact that the fan doesn't spin until a certain threshold.
Operating System Windows 7
I also have a NZXT blue LED cable kit in there for some extra lighting. I have white sleeved silverstone extension cables on the motherboard and video card.
Parts reused from old computer :
Mouse : Logitech G602
Keyboard : Logitech G710+
Headset : Logitech G430
Monitors : Dells 1080p 21" and Asus 1080p ISP 23"